Research looking at evidence-based teaching in higher education tends to be based more on anecdotes than on large, robust and peer-reviewed data.
Speculation has fallen on whether Labor will maintain its planned policy of enforcing a binding vote on marriage equality.
A new clause being embedded in a number of university contracts attempts to restrict academics from speaking freely in public debate about issues that are outside their area of research.
When several South African universities merged, it was hoped this would improve access and equality. It had the opposite effect.
Placing greater control over student fees will not lift the quality of student outcomes and ensure the integrity of the qualifications issued.
The decision to award former Prime Minister John Howard an honorary doctorate was criticised. So what are honorary titles - and why do we still have them?
An independent authority should control the tertiary funding system in Australia in order to best implement policy objectives.
A provocative new documentary, 'Starving the Beast,' blames the condition of higher ed on right-wing policies. A scholar argues that the film ignores a long history that has led to current crisis.
South Africa's higher education minister has dealt with fee increments for 2017 but sidestepped students' fundamental issue: an ongoing call to make higher education free for all.
While research shows HEPPP has helped to increase numbers of disadvantaged students going to university, more specific evidence is still needed.
Higher education enables people to express a wide range of perspectives that can come together and be challenged.
The podcast has emerged as a promising medium for facilitating ongoing debate about issues that need more time than mainstream, profit-oriented media or the changing tides of hashtags might allow.
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Academia is being asked to do less for more, and universities are at financial breaking point. This has implications for all South Africans.
Talking about food is a productive way to understand a complex world. The dinner table is a place where the shame of poverty is most acutely experienced.
If the flagship policy does not end up driving choice or quality, it is hard to see it gaining support.
South African students’ demands for free university education are not going away. Nor are the country's economic realities.
It is arrogant and hypocritical for ranking institutions to declare that they're building Africa's legacy or its global partnerships on the continent's behalf.
Australia will face stiff competition from other countries, such as the US and UK, so it must have a clear strategy for how to deepen its engagement with India’s higher education sector.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.